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(ESPN)   Does Matt Flynn wish he were still sitting on the bench in Green Bay instead of Seattle? How badly will the scab potato refs herp their derp? It's the Green Bay Packers vs. the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, 8:30 PM on ESPN   (espn.go.com) divider line 145
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2012-09-25 12:52:09 AM  
5 votes:
Here's what I got...

farm9.staticflickr.com
2012-09-25 01:06:44 AM  
3 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
2012-09-25 12:12:13 AM  
3 votes:
@Rachel__Nichols: If there was ever an official photo of this whole replacement ref debacle, this is it

pbs.twimg.com
2012-09-24 11:48:49 PM  
3 votes:
This is basically the Bush v. Gore of the NFL.
2012-09-24 11:33:15 PM  
3 votes:
time to decide the game with a bizarre reffing mistake and hammer home the theme of this weeks NFL
2012-09-25 02:02:34 AM  
2 votes:
Someone tell Hitler! Someone tell Hitler!
2012-09-25 01:57:40 AM  
2 votes:
I just don't want to be the one to tell Hitler.
2012-09-25 01:22:30 AM  
2 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
2012-09-25 01:07:15 AM  
2 votes:
lh4.googleusercontent.com
2012-09-25 12:43:50 AM  
2 votes:

ozarkmatt: Lets break this down, here is what I saw live and after a million replays.

1) Ball thrown in the corner for a Hail Mary
2) Offensive WR pushes a Defensive back away from the play. Any kind of PI usually isn't called in a Hail Mary attempt, but if one was called here, NOBODY would complain.
3) Defensive player catches ball, wraps two hands around it and hugs it to his body.
4) As both players are going down, offensive player puts one hand on the ball - still hugged to the defense player's body
5) Players hit the ground and as the defensive player's ass hits the turf (thus making the play over), the offensive player puts his other hand on the ball.
6) Fight for the ball starts
7) Two refs appear and hover over the scene.
8) The defensive player ends up having the ball on his chest with the offensive player still having two hands on it
9) Refs look at each other, think they have the same idea, both put their hands up to make a call
10) One ref calls time stop. The other calls TD.
11) Chaos and bullshiat ensue

Did I miss anything?


12) Officials review the play, decide they want to make it out of the stadium alive, call it a TD
2012-09-25 12:21:55 AM  
2 votes:
lh6.googleusercontent.com
2012-09-25 12:18:55 AM  
2 votes:
NFL offices are 1-212-450-2000 hit 0 to get a message asking for an extension. I haven't found Roger G's yet, but 2206 and 2202 both reach someone's voice mail box.
2012-09-24 11:59:08 PM  
2 votes:
This is god's way of punishing Wisconsin for disbarring unions.
2012-09-24 11:47:01 PM  
2 votes:
Jennings caught the ball, Tate caught Jennings.
2012-09-24 08:14:18 PM  
2 votes:
Roger Goodell picked up tonight's officiating crew

images.publicradio.org
2012-09-25 04:28:32 AM  
1 votes:

xelnia: Harv72b: WhyteRaven74: [i.qkme.me image 400x301]

It's funny as is, but Goodell's head shopped onto Drew's body would make it fall-over-and-soil-yourself funny.

Just 'shop the glasses off, and it looks pretty close...


i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 03:27:04 AM  
1 votes:

davidphogan: Sabyen91: GreatGlavinsGhost: Olympic Trolling Judge: GreatGlavinsGhost: Thank you. Dear Commissioner cannot resign. Dear Commissioner cannot be fired. Dear Commissioner is Commissioner or life.

Why stop there? When he finally dies and his daughters take over, they may name him Eternal Commissioner and take a lower title.

If this is not settled before next Sunday, I expect to see (and hear) some very funny stuff about Dear Commissioner. Hopefully, during the games.

I won't be hearing anything during the games. This is the final straw.

Also: Are you ready to boycott some football? Steve Young claimed it's the only way to save football


Steve Young's words were pretty darned spot on the last couple of weeks. Last week he said the NFL demand was too inelastic which I agreed with. Today he said the NFL is insulting both his and your intelligence. I am a Packer fan and I am boycotting. I don't know if I would be boycotting if it hadn't been the Packers. I think I would because I am an NFL fan first and foremost and the NFL isn't deserving of that right now.
2012-09-25 03:22:23 AM  
1 votes:

Sabyen91: GreatGlavinsGhost: Olympic Trolling Judge: GreatGlavinsGhost: Thank you. Dear Commissioner cannot resign. Dear Commissioner cannot be fired. Dear Commissioner is Commissioner or life.

Why stop there? When he finally dies and his daughters take over, they may name him Eternal Commissioner and take a lower title.

If this is not settled before next Sunday, I expect to see (and hear) some very funny stuff about Dear Commissioner. Hopefully, during the games.

I won't be hearing anything during the games. This is the final straw.


Also: Are you ready to boycott some football? Steve Young claimed it's the only way to save football
2012-09-25 03:19:39 AM  
1 votes:
If only there were a ref close enough to do this, we wouldn't even be talking about it:

i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 03:12:04 AM  
1 votes:

GreatGlavinsGhost: Olympic Trolling Judge: GreatGlavinsGhost: Thank you. Dear Commissioner cannot resign. Dear Commissioner cannot be fired. Dear Commissioner is Commissioner or life.

Why stop there? When he finally dies and his daughters take over, they may name him Eternal Commissioner and take a lower title.

If this is not settled before next Sunday, I expect to see (and hear) some very funny stuff about Dear Commissioner. Hopefully, during the games.


I won't be hearing anything during the games. This is the final straw.
2012-09-25 02:50:49 AM  
1 votes:

Harv72b: Sabyen91: Even the ref probably won't defend his call. Must be the ref's mom.

Replacement refs don't have moms. Goodell hatches them out of unholy cloneries.


Whatever happened to commissioner ethics!?

/Oh, never mind.
//Resign, Goodell
2012-09-25 02:45:06 AM  
1 votes:
Personal foul - Jeter. Corner kick.
2012-09-25 02:37:14 AM  
1 votes:

Sabyen91: That is what I said. The simultaneous possession rules count for the whole play. He is trying to say it doesn't count and is suddenly just covered under catch rules. It doesn't matter in the end because Tate NEVER had any type of control.


I might have been reading his arguments incorrectly, but from what I saw he wasn't arguing for or against simultaneous possession, he just couldn't grasp that control and possession were two different things. FWIW, to my eyes anyway Tate did eventually establish joint control, but all that matters is who controlled it first. Which was indeed Jennings.
2012-09-25 02:36:46 AM  
1 votes:
Clay Matthews III

Roger Goodell can be reached at 212-450-2027.
2012-09-25 02:21:01 AM  
1 votes:

thegoodthebadthedumb: OK fine. None of Jennings' body parts hit the ground before Tate's feet hit the ground. Therefore, Tate completed the pass before Jennings completed the interception.


IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO TOUCHED THE GROUND FIRST. By your "logic", a defender could catch a receiver in the air and hold him there until another defender pried the ball out of his arms, "intercepting" the ball.
2012-09-25 02:19:52 AM  
1 votes:

CodeMonkey4Life: time to decide the game with a bizarre reffing mistake and hammer home the theme of this weeks NFL


Just quoting this comment for prophetic perfection.
2012-09-25 02:02:23 AM  
1 votes:

Summoner101: Can't we all just agree that there were so many horrible calls against both teams throughout the night this game wasn't any true measure of which team would have actually won?


If the last play wouldn't have happened I would say yes.
2012-09-25 01:59:10 AM  
1 votes:
Can't we all just agree that there were so many horrible calls against both teams throughout the night this game wasn't any true measure of which team would have actually won?
2012-09-25 01:49:19 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 01:46:14 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 01:46:00 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 01:44:54 AM  
1 votes:
Actually, the troll on the Music City Miracle entirely involves the bad camera angle used in replays. The players are irrelevant, it's the idea that a ball thrown from the far side to the near side, with a camera being held at at least a 20-30 degree angle from the thrown pass (and elevated above the field), is going to accurately show the ball's trajectory.
2012-09-25 01:40:00 AM  
1 votes:
Regardless of how complex the play became in the final seconds, the regular referees would have been much more likely to call it correctly. That's because they'd have had years of similar experiences stored in their collective memories and could draw on that.
They'd know the rule and they'd've seen it applied.
2012-09-25 01:39:09 AM  
1 votes:

steamingpile: I have to ask, are you drunk? Do you even root for either team? I thought you were a west coast guy.


I'm a PNW guy who has been mistaken for a Seahawks fan, but I'm not. I'd be complaining if the freaking COWBOYS lost a game like this. Or the PATRIOTS. Bullshiat is bullshiat. And I'm tired of it from these officials.

I've withheld my disdain for NFL officiating for weeks. This one finally hit my boiling point.

steamingpile: but the music city was not forward if anything it was just to the side but not forward.


i.imgur.com

And always twirling, twirling, twirling toward freedom?
2012-09-25 01:33:42 AM  
1 votes:

steamingpile: Music City Miracle = bad call, clearly a forward pass.


Sigh, watch the ball relative to the hash markers. Don't watch the players or where they are. Man I saw that one when it happened. It's where the ball is. All that matters for that one.
paj
2012-09-25 01:29:23 AM  
1 votes:
2012-09-25 01:26:12 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 01:25:01 AM  
1 votes:

davidphogan: If the Saints and Packers are smart, they'll kick off, and have someone of the other team set down the ball. Have a nice discussion at midfield about whatever for 15 minutes, then victory formation your way through the next three quarters.

End the game a 0-0. At that point Vegas puts a hit out on Goodell, problem solved.


static.prtst.net

/srsly
2012-09-25 01:23:58 AM  
1 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-09-25 01:21:59 AM  
1 votes:
If the Saints and Packers are smart, they'll kick off, and have someone of the other team set down the ball. Have a nice discussion at midfield about whatever for 15 minutes, then victory formation your way through the next three quarters.

End the game a 0-0. At that point Vegas puts a hit out on Goodell, problem solved.
2012-09-25 01:19:03 AM  
1 votes:
i106.photobucket.com
2012-09-25 01:17:06 AM  
1 votes:
Well look what I found...

Link
2012-09-25 01:15:02 AM  
1 votes:
lh3.googleusercontent.com
2012-09-25 01:14:48 AM  
1 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
2012-09-25 01:10:13 AM  
1 votes:
Next week's refs are being harvested as we speak

cdn2.cagepotato.com
paj
2012-09-25 01:09:25 AM  
1 votes:
The CFL has good refs, football.

How to watch in the USA: Link
2012-09-25 01:05:43 AM  
1 votes:
lh4.googleusercontent.com
2012-09-25 01:02:32 AM  
1 votes:
I lose espn.com's caption:

i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 01:01:11 AM  
1 votes:
i759.photobucket.com
2012-09-25 01:00:40 AM  
1 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
2012-09-25 12:55:47 AM  
1 votes:
So, if this horse shiat doesn't turn the tide, STOP GOING TO THE STADIUM. This will make it stop!

Don't go to the game, owners get a cut of everything there, stop going.

Watch on TV for a couple weeks, then, no refs, STOP WATCHING!

So, if this horse shiat doesn't turn the tide, STOP GOING TO THE STADIUM. This will make it stop!

Don't go to the game, owners get a cut of everything there, stop going.

Watch on TV for a couple weeks, then, no refs, STOP WATCHING!

So, if this horse shiat doesn't turn the tide, STOP GOING TO THE STADIUM. This will make it stop!

Don't go to the game, owners get a cut of everything there, stop going.

Watch on TV for a couple weeks, then, no refs, STOP WATCHING!
2012-09-25 12:55:28 AM  
1 votes:
Tim M.@tdjaxtim best thing about the replacement refs: less Tebow talk.
2012-09-25 12:55:10 AM  
1 votes:

thegoodthebadthedumb: Am I the only one who sees Tate with both hands on the ball and both feet on the ground before Jennings' feet hit the ground?



The McCarthy/Roders Commission thought they had an open-and-shut game. Four quarters, one point spread. But three unpredictable things happened that day that made it virtually impossible.

One, the Seahawk defense, coached by Pete Carroll while standing by the grassy knoll.

Two, the Vegas point spread.

Three, the 12th man, Trent Dilfer, who unveiled the '12th Man' flag that night in Seattle, standing near the triple underpass. The time frame, point zero two seconds, determined by the ESPN film, left no possibility of a final play. So the pass had to come from the Seattle QB.

And we know one of them was the fatal pass that wrecked the Packers in Week 3. So now a single pass remains. A single pass now has to account for the remaining butthurt in Lambeau Field.

But rather than admit to a conspiracy or investigate further, the NFL chooses to endorse the theory put forth by an ambitious junior QB, Russell Wilson, in his 3rd start in the NFL; one of the more auspicious beginnings ever forced on the American people. We've come to know it as the "Magic Wilson Theory." This single-pass explanation is the foundation of the NFL's claim of a caught pass.

Once you conclude the magic pass could not create all seven of those points, you'd have to conclude that there was a succesful pass and a second review.

And if there was a second review, then by definition, there had to be a conspiracy.
2012-09-25 12:46:07 AM  
1 votes:
"Did you push off?"

"WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?"
2012-09-25 12:45:53 AM  
1 votes:
@TJLang70
Fark it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs
2 minutes ago
2012-09-25 12:44:27 AM  
1 votes:
i237.photobucket.com
2012-09-25 12:44:22 AM  
1 votes:

ozarkmatt: Did I miss anything?


Looks legit to me

It's 3000 miles from Seattle to GB? Do we need to get these guys a map?
2012-09-25 12:44:18 AM  
1 votes:

Incorrigible Astronaut: /Off to see if Kluwe's said anything


He's been retweeting like a mofo.

Also, what if next week the Packers and Saints (who conveniently play either other) just snapped the ball, and stood around talking for 60 minutes?
2012-09-25 12:43:55 AM  
1 votes:

Sargun: tootse: Sargun: Talondel: Sargun: with two hands on the ball and it doesn't come out after he hits the ground, it's a simultaneous catch and Seattle ball.

No, you're misstating the rule. "It's not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first & an opponent subsequently gains joint control." Note that the rule refers to 'control' not 'possession'. To establish possession a player needs control of the ball, to come down in bounds, and retain control through the catch. Jennings establishes control first. Even if Jennings and Tate both meet the definition of 'possession' at the end of the play, that's not what matters. What matters is who first had 'control'. Jennings clearly had control first. Tate puts his hands on it after Jennings has already pulled it in.

Unfortunately the play isn't repeating over and over and over and over but I believe Tate has at least one hand on it the entire time, which is all that's necessary as you only need one hand for a catch.

Even when you control it against the opponent's body! That is not control and therefore, not a catch...

If one player has it more controlled than another, it still does not matter. The fact is that Tate had at least one hand on the ball the entire time (which is enough to establish that it was simultaneous), he put his second hand on the ball before the two hit the ground (I literally just saw it again on the replay), and neither player lost control 100%. And that's simultaneous possession, which favors Seattle.


This is not true and all of the people that know football disagree with you.
2012-09-25 12:43:30 AM  
1 votes:
Here's a high school teacher that could have made a better call than the potato refs

3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-09-25 12:42:29 AM  
1 votes:
Lets break this down, here is what I saw live and after a million replays.

1) Ball thrown in the corner for a Hail Mary
2) Offensive WR pushes a Defensive back away from the play. Any kind of PI usually isn't called in a Hail Mary attempt, but if one was called here, NOBODY would complain.
3) Defensive player catches ball, wraps two hands around it and hugs it to his body.
4) As both players are going down, offensive player puts one hand on the ball - still hugged to the defense player's body
5) Players hit the ground and as the defensive player's ass hits the turf (thus making the play over), the offensive player puts his other hand on the ball.
6) Fight for the ball starts
7) Two refs appear and hover over the scene.
8) The defensive player ends up having the ball on his chest with the offensive player still having two hands on it
9) Refs look at each other, think they have the same idea, both put their hands up to make a call
10) One ref calls time stop. The other calls TD.
11) Chaos and bullshiat ensue

Did I miss anything?
2012-09-25 12:41:43 AM  
1 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2012-09-25 12:40:58 AM  
1 votes:
Obviously, the blown TD/INT gets the attention, but let's not forget there were 3 blown calls on that drive.

1. Phantom roughing the passer.
2. Offensive pass interference called on defense.
3. TD/INT
2012-09-25 12:38:41 AM  
1 votes:

robsul82: @TJLang70
Got farked by the refs. Embarrassing. Thanks NFL
2 minutes ago


Of course they're going to fine him. They have to protect the integrity of the game.

/snert
2012-09-25 12:34:53 AM  
1 votes:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net 

/Not impressed....
2012-09-25 12:34:25 AM  
1 votes:
Rob Fee @robfee
If you're holding your baby & I walk up and hug it, according to the NFL replacement refs, you have to give me your baby.
mjg
2012-09-25 12:33:10 AM  
1 votes:
Imagine if this would have happened in Oakland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore...

/buuuurn
2012-09-25 12:32:00 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 12:31:03 AM  
1 votes:

VvonderJesus: This is going so bad, the XFL is trending on Twitter.


What about CFL? Their refs seemed pretty solid when I've watched.
2012-09-25 12:29:35 AM  
1 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com
2012-09-25 12:28:26 AM  
1 votes:

justtray: jook: To play devil's advocate:

Jennings did NOT have clear possession before Tate's ugly mitts were wrapped around the ball (Jennings had only ONE FOOT down before Tate slipped his BOTH his hands in, grab it, and touch the ground with BOTH his feet).

It's ugly, but frankly, blaming this on the replacement refs is crap. The "regular" refs could've easily called the same.

THIS.

Unless someone shows me the rule where the person who the ball hits first automatically has possession, the tie going to the receiver rule here is what is to blame. It was called as per the rules. The rule is just stupid.


Watch ESPN for 5 minutes, they have repeated the rule 20 times, simultaneous catch goes to the offense, but if possession is established, which Jennings clearly does, then another player cannot come in and possess it also.
2012-09-25 12:27:41 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 12:27:00 AM  
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2012-09-25 12:23:04 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 12:21:58 AM  
1 votes:

Spaz-master: WORST CALL EVAR


There have been worse

ww2.hdnux.com
2012-09-25 12:21:51 AM  
1 votes:
Uh oh, Rodgers is gonna say what he rally thinks.
2012-09-25 12:21:12 AM  
1 votes:

born_yesterday: muck4doo: Sargun: muck4doo: Sargun: muck4doo: bartink: Isn't the rule that if both guys are possessing the ball, doesn't the receiver get the reception?

The problem is, they didn't come up with it at the same time. I was hoping the hawks would win this, but that was bull.

Again, as I've said, simultaneous catch rules require all three criteria of a catch to be made, and all three criteria involve going to the ground and maintaining possession; Tate had his hands on the ball before they hit the ground. By the letter of the rule, that was a touchdown.

Bullshiat. Tate had his hand somewhere in the vicinity of the ball. I wanted the Hawks to win too, but, that is wrong. I don't care what team that is. GB got robbed.

I'm a Saints fan; I have every reason to hate the replacement refs after this week's atrocious garbage, and I can't root for Seattle nor Pete Carroll after his stint at USC. I wasn't rooting for anyone to win this game. But by the letter of the rule, with two hands on the ball and it doesn't come out after he hits the ground, it's a simultaneous catch and Seattle ball.

I'm just calling it like I see it.

Tate didn't have both his hands on the ball when it came down. Jennings did.

I wish I was an optometrist, cause there are a lot of potential customers in this thread.


Watch the replay, and tell me Tate caught that ball. I'm not an optometrist, but then again, one doesn't need be to compare notes with the douche crowd. I wanted the Hawks to win this. Look at the replay again, and tell me how Tate caught this ball, and Jennings didn't? Packers got robbed. I hate them, but i will say it. They got robbed.
2012-09-25 12:20:46 AM  
1 votes:
To anyone who ever buys another NFL ticket, NFL merch, or watches another NFL game: YOU are to blame for the terrible state of this sport.

Not the replacement refs.
Not Goodell.
You.
2012-09-25 12:20:23 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 12:19:48 AM  
1 votes:
@InvisibleObama

I wonder how Wisconsin feels about unions now... #MNF
2012-09-25 12:18:20 AM  
1 votes:
Well Wisconsin, how do you feel about unions now?
2012-09-25 12:17:13 AM  
1 votes:

Sargun: with two hands on the ball and it doesn't come out after he hits the ground, it's a simultaneous catch and Seattle ball.


No, you're misstating the rule. "It's not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first & an opponent subsequently gains joint control." Note that the rule refers to 'control' not 'possession'. To establish possession a player needs control of the ball, to come down in bounds, and retain control through the catch. Jennings establishes control first. Even if Jennings and Tate both meet the definition of 'possession' at the end of the play, that's not what matters. What matters is who first had 'control'. Jennings clearly had control first. Tate puts his hands on it after Jennings has already pulled it in.
2012-09-25 12:13:00 AM  
1 votes:
Oh yeah. The other PI call was retarded too.
2012-09-25 12:11:32 AM  
1 votes:

VvonderJesus: Popcorn Johnny: Aren't all TD's reviewed? Why wasn't it overturned?

Exactly.


Since one ref called it a TD, the only thing they can review is if the offensive player satisfied all the rules for a competed catch (in bounds, etc). You cannot review who actually caught the ball. Like I guessed before, the ref that called the TD mis-read what the other ref was gonna call, which was the correct call at the time - time to be stopped.
2012-09-25 12:11:31 AM  
1 votes:
The real refs need to start picketing NFL stadiums next week, holding big signs with pictures of the final play of this game.
2012-09-25 12:09:29 AM  
1 votes:
Personally I feel the proper, legit score is 7-6 Seahawks.
Everything past the 10:00 mark in the 4th was garbage by the refs.
2012-09-25 12:08:40 AM  
1 votes:
I don't care what team you root for, this is a farking disgrace to the game.
2012-09-25 12:07:32 AM  
1 votes:

Cheesehead_Dave: We need to set up a Kickstarter fund to pay McCarthy's fine once his press conference is over.


I seriously want someone to say crap about the potatoes every week until a deal gets done...and say his intention to. "And if that's fineable, then you'll be fining me every week until the real refs are back."
2012-09-25 12:02:41 AM  
1 votes:

ongbok: I have seen way more blatant PI not called before on a hail mary.


Seriously, THAT is bullshiat.

I won't say you've never seen AS blatant PI not called on that play, but WAY MORE blatant? Seriously, "way more," you say? Can you define that for me, please? Perhaps you saw Goro pop out of the ground and rip a wide receiver's head off one second after the ball was released by the QB?

I mean, help me out here. Again, not saying you've never seen anything similar, because I have as well... but "way more" is a pretty big phrase.
2012-09-25 12:02:39 AM  
1 votes:
Although in retrospect, none of this would be happening if Jennings had just tipped the ball out of the back of the end zone rather than try for the INT.
2012-09-24 11:59:15 PM  
1 votes:
The fact that Goddell isn't embarrassed about this is all you need to know about his fitness to be commissioner.
2012-09-24 11:57:58 PM  
1 votes:
I know people have been begging for Monday Night Football to get better and more interesting for a few years....but I don't think that's what any of us had in mind.
2012-09-24 11:57:44 PM  
1 votes:

born_yesterday: These refs should have to publicly apologize, then be executed and dumped into a shallow grave.

Foot Locker doesn't deserve to suffer these farks.


For what it's worth, I have a hard time being too hard on the refs... They are NOT qualified for this job, and they are in way over their heads. They are getting the paycheck and doing what they are told. If they were qualified for the position, they probably would have already had been an NFaiL ref. It's a tough deal with the refs on the field, who I'm sure are trying their best to make the correct call. They just aren't good enough -- nothing personal.
2012-09-24 11:57:36 PM  
1 votes:
Ok, the ESPN crew just said the word "jobbed" out loud. They actually said, out loud, on the air, that the Packers got "jobbed". If that doesn't spell the end of the replacement officials, nothing will.
paj
2012-09-24 11:57:15 PM  
1 votes:
2012-09-24 11:57:12 PM  
1 votes:
And it's finally over.

Blue 14 - 12 White
2012-09-24 11:53:14 PM  
1 votes:
On a sidenote, since when is Green Bay 6000 miles away from Seattle?
paj
2012-09-24 11:51:35 PM  
1 votes:
Since they have to run the extra point play, hand it off to some random veteran fatty for his moment of glory!
2012-09-24 11:50:49 PM  
1 votes:
I have a feeling that this clip is going to be used in referee training for about 100 years
2012-09-24 11:50:31 PM  
1 votes:

eagles95: As a Packers fan...that was a shiatty PI call


As a Seahawks fan that was a shiatty W...
2012-09-24 11:50:27 PM  
1 votes:
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I LOVE IT. SUCK IT GOODELL.
2012-09-24 11:50:16 PM  
1 votes:
Now is the time, folks. No more watching the NFL for me until the refs are back.
2012-09-24 11:50:04 PM  
1 votes:
wow, they got hosed. what a disgrace
2012-09-24 11:49:53 PM  
1 votes:
hahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahh ahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahha hahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhah ahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhaha hhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahah hahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahh ahahahahhahahahah fark you packers!
2012-09-24 11:49:10 PM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Ha ha fark you Goodell. How's that plan working out for you?


The bigger the controversy gets, the more casual & non-fans will tune in to the games to see how bad it is. So I'm not sure how this harms Goodell or the owners.
2012-09-24 11:49:07 PM  
1 votes:
bullsh*t bullsh*t bullsh*t.
2012-09-24 11:48:59 PM  
1 votes:
GO BACK TO FOOT LOCKER YOU HACKS!
2012-09-24 11:48:34 PM  
1 votes:
Ladies and gentlemen, the end of the referee strike.
2012-09-24 11:48:19 PM  
1 votes:
Worst officiating of all time.
2012-09-24 11:47:19 PM  
1 votes:
INT, ball game, Packers, TD signaling Ref sucks and should be fired ASAP.

/bananas
2012-09-24 11:47:02 PM  
1 votes:
That ball is intercepted.
2012-09-24 11:46:59 PM  
1 votes:
This is the perfect game to end this week
2012-09-24 11:46:50 PM  
1 votes:
JENNINGS HAS IT!!!
2012-09-24 11:46:39 PM  
1 votes:
Jennings had the farking ball you motherfarking scab potato twatmuffin farktwits
2012-09-24 11:46:35 PM  
1 votes:
Sorry, but that's an INT
2012-09-24 11:46:29 PM  
1 votes:
GOODBYE Scab refs. This will ice the negotiations.
2012-09-24 11:46:19 PM  
1 votes:
And................. that ought to do it on the replacement experiment.
2012-09-24 11:46:13 PM  
1 votes:
THIS WILL ESCALATE QUICKLY
2012-09-24 11:45:48 PM  
1 votes:
THIS...will be argued for many, many days
2012-09-24 11:45:43 PM  
1 votes:
POTATOE!!!!!!
2012-09-24 11:44:51 PM  
1 votes:
Stop throwing to Tate!
2012-09-24 11:40:36 PM  
1 votes:

Harv72b: What happened to the traditional fourth time out in the second half?


Valid for harbaughs only
2012-09-24 11:35:10 PM  
1 votes:

Kenny B: Thankfully this clusterfark is over. Or is it?


It ain't over until the clock hits 0:00, and with these refs, sometimes not even then.
2012-09-24 11:34:47 PM  
1 votes:
Im pretty sure that was intended for the other receiver. Stupid to have both go to the same spot, though.
2012-09-24 11:34:28 PM  
1 votes:
Would the other WR had a chance if Tate didn't go up for it?
2012-09-24 11:19:27 PM  
1 votes:
Here's what I see...

Just from practice over the weeks, the replacement refs will get pretty good, with no more errors than the regular refs...just abut when the lockout ends, and the regular refs come back, and they suck because they haven't been working games for almost a year.
2012-09-24 11:17:17 PM  
1 votes:
I'm so out of farks I can give about these refs, I hate you Goodell
2012-09-24 11:11:41 PM  
1 votes:

RminusQ: He got the first down there. No question.


Uh, about that...
2012-09-24 11:09:34 PM  
1 votes:
So, first & goal from the 1/2 yard line...bootleg or flea flicker?
2012-09-24 11:00:34 PM  
1 votes:
Goodell, look at this! LOOK AT THIS!
2012-09-24 10:55:48 PM  
1 votes:

Foaming: That's PI in the SNF game.

or OPI
or Clipping
maybe Hooking


Icing
Boarding
Goalie Interference
2012-09-24 10:45:38 PM  
1 votes:

Di Atribe: Olympic Trolling Judge: Final Fantasy Football.

Wait. Can this be a thing? I think it rolls much better than D&D football.


What about Replacement Official Fantasy League?

/ROFL
2012-09-24 10:45:02 PM  
1 votes:
So the refs screwed up? What else is new?

www.juanelway.com

At least they are calling penalties in this game.
2012-09-24 10:28:18 PM  
1 votes:
Seems like the poor defenses last year were an anomaly because of the lockout. The defenses seem to be better this year...
2012-09-24 09:53:16 PM  
1 votes:
It's a good night to be a Seahawk fan.

I haven't been able to say that too often in my life.
2012-09-24 09:43:35 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-24 09:42:35 PM  
1 votes:
Steve Sabol is the Myra Kraft of this NFL season.
2012-09-24 09:22:34 PM  
1 votes:
I love this Samsung commercial.

The guy holding the spot for his parents is classic!
2012-09-24 09:08:24 PM  
1 votes:
i49.photobucket.com
2012-09-24 09:04:46 PM  
1 votes:
themysteriousyes.files.wordpress.com
And the quarterback is toast!
2012-09-24 08:22:15 PM  
1 votes:

ClavellBCMI: There are only two things of importance that happen at Green Bay Packers home games that will hold the fan's attention:

1. Professional tailgating with bratwurst as the pre-game food of choice.
2. The game itself.

Anything else is a distraction from 1 and 2 above.


Truth.

/Not to say that cheerleaders wouldn't be a welcome addition
//Also, hai guyz, joining the thread for once :)
mjg
2012-09-24 07:34:08 PM  
1 votes:
www.thepensivecitadel.com

I see 4 timeouts.

/good evening Farkers
//yesterday's thread was quite enjoyable
2012-09-24 01:24:25 PM  
1 votes:
Because I have way too much fun digging through numbers, here's some odd stuff I noticed this week:

-Barring one or both of the Monday night teams scoring well over 50 points, the top two scoring teams in the NFL through Week 3 this season are the Washington Redskins (99 points) and the Baltimore Ravens (98). You might want to read that again so that the effect can truly sink in.
-There are only 3 remaining undefeated teams in the NFL (Arizona, Atlanta, Houston) and only two winless teams (Cleveland, New Orleans). The winless teams combined for the same number of playoff wins last season (one) as the unbeaten ones.
-Should Seattle allow more than 13 points tonight and score at least 2, the Arizona Cardinals will be #1 in fewest points allowed, at 40.
-In 2011, Green Bay was the worst team in the league defensively, allowing 411.6 yards/game, while Tampa Bay gave up the most points (30.9/game). So far this year, five teams are on pace to "beat" Green Bay's number, while 6 are surrendering more points/game than the Bucs last season.
-Last year all 4 AFC North teams finished in the top 10 defensively for yards allowed. This season, only the Pittsburgh Steelers (7th) are not in the bottom 10.
-While a high-scoring game tonight can change this, as it currently stands 8 of the top 10 scoring clubs in the league play in the Eastern time zone; Houston and New Orleans (Central) are the only exceptions.
-Twenty NFL teams have yet to miss a field goal attempt through 3 weeks (some New England fans might claim that number should be 19), including the New York Giants who are 10-10. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Miami's Dan Carpenter is just 3 of 5 (Adam Vinatieri and Rob Bironas, of IND & TEN respectively, are the only other kickers to miss 2).
-Tight End Anthony Fasano leads the Dolphins in receiving touchdowns, with 1. Yes, he is the recipient of Miami's only touchdown pass through three games.
-Eli Manning's 510-yard passing performance in week 2 is still higher than 4 teams' passing totals for the season (although Green Bay will definitely move past that tonight & Seattle can with a 239-yard effort).
-Using the admittedly imperfect QB rating, your top 5 passers through week 3 (in order): Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Kevin Kolb, Andy Dalton, and Christian Ponder. Only 9 signal-callers still hold a rating above 100; the others are Robert Griffin III, Alex Smith, Matt Schaub, and Joe Flacco.
-Buffalo's C.J. Spiller is currently third in the league in rushing, despite having only 33 carries. No other player in the top 10 has fewer than 45, and to find anyone with less runs you have to drop down to Robert Griffin III (currently 15th). Tennessee's Chris Johnson also has 33 carries, but has produced 263 fewer yards than Spiller.
-This deserved a new tick mark: Spiller has averaged 9.3 yards/attempt thus far. Of the 11 players with higher y/a numbers, 9 have only one carry apiece and the other two have only carried three times each.
2012-09-24 12:37:10 PM  
1 votes:
Dear NFL,

Stop being such cheapskates and bring back the real officials. Maybe include a bowl of gruel with each paycheck.

Sincerely,

me
2012-09-24 08:53:20 AM  
1 votes:
assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
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